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Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Teachers are being paid a salary that can support them monthly. There are people graduating from tertiary institutions who can't get a job and wish that they could earn at least half of what teachers are earning.The Government should...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to the letter 'Pay for performance', published on March 13, 2018.The writer posits, "This is why I firmly believe that teachers should be paid based on their performance. Then we would not be having a debate on...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Does it have to be so hard to get some sleep at night? Most certainly so now for the occupants of Oakwood Apartments at 86 Constant Spring Road!If you happen to be visiting a friend in Oakwood Apartments and are invited to spend the...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The People's Republic of China, from the days of its birth, would have never been praised for its democratic ideals. Since the reformatory days of Deng Xiaoping, most presidents of China have served two consecutive five-year terms,...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Finance Minister Audley Shaw is at his usual bellicose self in the negotiations with public-sector workers. One had hoped that at this juncture in our country's history, not only would drawn-out negotiations be a thing of the past,...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Teaching is the most noble of professions. I was home-schooled by my late mother in my early years. However, not all of us had that opportunity.Today, I read with disappointment the headlines of industrial action by teachers...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Commendations are in order for a group of security officers who, in the face of personal danger, saved the life of an alleged phone thief in Half-Way Tree on the weekend.At about 1:30 in the afternoon of March 10, a woman was seen...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I heard of the fatal crash at the roundabout near Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, I had to wonder at the rate of speed that vehicle was travelling for the driver to lose control and slam into a...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica has one of the worst records worldwide for sexual assaults against women and girls. Most of these attacks are perpetrated by heterosexual men, often in conditions of employment.However, I have yet to see a local news headline...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm a supporter of the People's National Party (PNP), but I don't see how the party will ever regain power with its current leadership, organisational structure and current crop of candidates.I admit that I was a quick supporter of...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is why I firmly believe that teachers should be paid based on their performance. Then we would not be having a debate on the issue of a teacher strike over wages.Too many of our kids are way behind class average, making it all...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Shame on the Government! The educational backbone of the country deserves better.Finance Minister Audley Shaw, if education is not the most important asset, I suggest that we close all the schoolhouses in Jamaica.Where are the voices...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Since modern Jamaicans were never the victims of slavery, they cannot be entitled to reparation. Advocates of reparation, however, assert that present-day Jamaicans have been disadvantaged as a result of slavery. But this argument...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My God, man, the Government needs to have a conscience and be fair!The teachers are not even asking for what they deserve, yet the Government finds it so hard to give them. They, who are the nation's builders, mothers, facilitators,...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been reading the articles and comments on the likely impact of the tariffs imposed on aluminium (10 per cent) and steel (25 per cent) by United States President Donald Trump.My research indicates that there may not be an...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Based on the wage talks, public-sector workers should now dismantle their unions for their blatant act of betrayal. Who needs a medium to negotiate for us when the Government has the power to reject our concerns and present a take-it...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With reference to your Sunday Gleaner story 'Falmouth Hospital folly - Woman released despite four broken ribs after traffic accident' (March 11, 2018), I had a similar experience at St Ann's Bay Hospital after an accident.My clothes...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are more than just 'b***ymen' or men in wigs. Transgender Jamaicans are hard-working citizens wishing to make a positive contribution to Jamaica's development.Sadly, because of a lack of understanding of trans identities and...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Major General Antony Anderson, the police commissioner-designate.Dear Commissioner Anderson:As president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and on behalf of the board of management and our wider...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Despite the far-reaching goals of CARICOM, a few states sought to take regional independence a step further and sever the last remaining vestiges of colonialism from their domestic judiciaries, bringing about the establishment of the...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently had the misfortune of my brother falling acutely ill. With the woes of the public-health system widely published, I decided to take him to Andrews Memorial Hospital (AMH) with a view to circumvent these shortcomings. We...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, it was all over social media and the news that Councillor David Brown of the St James Municipal Corporation had verbally abused a young lady, referring to her as someone who is no better than the grass that grows under a...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to cable provider Logic One.Customers of your less-than-adequate service have, over the past six to seven weeks, been suffering with garbled channels.With the type of package notwithstanding, no channel is...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A couple of days ago, I observed roadwork being carried out in sections of Patrick City. I wondered if some of the luck would trickle down to us residents in Duhaney Park. It appears as though we have no such luck.I later learnt that...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMClinton Chisholm

THE EDITOR, Sir:I put it down to my backwardness re exploring the breadth of social media that I have no clue what Peter Bunting's Probe series is about, but, as a trained musician, I am befuddled at the implied criticism of someone's liking or...

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